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Thunderbird says folders do not exist [TRICREATE] SELECT

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I am getting this error message when trying to open all folders I have created.

Inbox, Sent, and Trash are all working.

I have tried to repair the folders and get the same error message I have tried starting Thunderbird with no extensions.

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling. 

The screenshot is not uploading, sorry Any suggestions

I am getting this error message when trying to open all folders I have created. Inbox, Sent, and Trash are all working. I have tried to repair the folders and get the same error message I have tried starting Thunderbird with no extensions. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling. The screenshot is not uploading, sorry Any suggestions

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"SELECT error...Folder does not exist or server encountered an error". That's a serverside problem. Please contact AOL directly.

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Anderlaxe 1 solutions 11 answers

In order for us to better investigate this issue you need to add a little more non-personal information.

Please add the troubleshooting information to your post To find the Troubleshooting information:

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Please also add the result of these troubleshooting steps to your post

  • Does Thunderbird work in TB Safe mode (see Thunderbird Safe Mode)?
  • Do you use anti-virus and firewall software? What is the version?
  • Who is the email provider?
  • Who is the internet provider?
  • What is the exact error message?
  • What steps did you take right before this happened?

Please post back with this information and any other questions you might have.

In order for us to better investigate this issue you need to add a little more non-personal information. Please add the troubleshooting information to your post To find the Troubleshooting information: * Open Help (or click on three-line-icon and select Help) * Choose Troubleshooting Information * Use the button Copy to clipboard to select all. Do not check box "Include account names"! * Paste this in your post. Please also add the result of these troubleshooting steps to your post *Does Thunderbird work in TB Safe mode (see [http://mzl.la/1k5DWjq Thunderbird Safe Mode])? *Do you use anti-virus and firewall software? What is the version? *Who is the email provider? *Who is the internet provider? *What is the exact error message? *What steps did you take right before this happened? Please post back with this information and any other questions you might have.

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..No Thunderbird does not find folders in Thunderbird safe mode ..AVG and Superantispyware ..AOL is email provider ..ATT U-Verse is internet provider ..The steps I took before this happened were that I compacted my folders by going to the top right under 'file', then to 'compact folders'. The error message is:

The current operation on "Family" did not succeed. The mail server for account ----@aol.com responded:[TRYCREATE] SELECT error...Folder does not exist or server encountered an error
..No Thunderbird does not find folders in Thunderbird safe mode ..AVG and Superantispyware ..AOL is email provider ..ATT U-Verse is internet provider ..The steps I took before this happened were that I compacted my folders by going to the top right under 'file', then to 'compact folders'. The error message is: The current operation on "Family" did not succeed. The mail server for account ----@aol.com responded:[TRYCREATE] SELECT error...Folder does not exist or server encountered an error

Question owner

Did you get the troubleshooting information? I posted it twice but haven't seen it actually posted!.

Did you get the troubleshooting information? I posted it twice but haven't seen it actually posted!.
Anderlaxe 1 solutions 11 answers

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"SELECT error...Folder does not exist or server encountered an error". That's a serverside problem. Please contact AOL directly.

Thank you for contacting Mozilla Support. You can close your question and contact AOL.

"SELECT error...Folder does not exist or server encountered an error". That's a serverside problem. Please contact AOL directly. Thank you for contacting Mozilla Support. You can close your question and contact AOL.
watwinc 0 solutions 2 answers

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I had this problem. I’ve resolved it by going into my AOL email account online and emptying the Trash folder (which was up to 1,560 items) in batches of 100 at a time. This seems to have been blocking the folder structure!

I had this problem. I’ve resolved it by going into my AOL email account online and emptying the Trash folder (which was up to 1,560 items) in batches of 100 at a time. This seems to have been blocking the folder structure!

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Thank you, watwinc. I found that deleting the folders in Webmail solved some of the problems. I could then delete them in Thunderbird and make new ones. That worked for a few days, then it went back to not 'seeing' the folders. I just emptied my webmail trash, as you said....had less than 100 in there .... and it's better again, so not sure if it is completely solved. I am just learning to live without the folders. It's a royal PITA

Thank you, watwinc. I found that deleting the folders in Webmail solved some of the problems. I could then delete them in Thunderbird and make new ones. That worked for a few days, then it went back to not 'seeing' the folders. I just emptied my webmail trash, as you said....had less than 100 in there .... and it's better again, so not sure if it is completely solved. I am just learning to live without the folders. It's a royal PITA
watwinc 0 solutions 2 answers

I have my suspicions about AOL folders currently - I’m not getting full recovery either, but I’ve still got a whole load of stuff to slim down. AOL Tech Support says it isn’t necessary to store messages offline, but I’m moving towards that as a solution to keeping my AOL mail lean.

I have my suspicions about AOL folders currently - I’m not getting full recovery either, but I’ve still got a whole load of stuff to slim down. AOL Tech Support says it isn’t necessary to store messages offline, but I’m moving towards that as a solution to keeping my AOL mail lean.

Question owner

I have no problem with AOL webmail folders, it's only Thunderbird. It's only the folders and subfolders I have created. The only way I can see what's in my folders is to go to AOL webmail.

Thunderbird downloads AOL webmail to my desktop. Thunderbird says it's an AOL issue, and AOL says it's a Thunderbird issue. I've had Thunderbird for over 7 years with no problems, it's just been the past month or so.
I have no problem with AOL webmail folders, it's only Thunderbird. It's only the folders and subfolders I have created. The only way I can see what's in my folders is to go to AOL webmail. Thunderbird downloads AOL webmail to my desktop. Thunderbird says it's an AOL issue, and AOL says it's a Thunderbird issue. I've had Thunderbird for over 7 years with no problems, it's just been the past month or so.
deilenberger 0 solutions 1 answers

I had the same problem. Nothing I did would make it recognize the folders created under /inbox.

I finally created duplicate folders (slightly different name) and copied the content from the old folder to the new one using AOL's website email tool.

I could then subscribe to the new folders with Thunderbird and see the content, and delete the old ones using the AOL tool. This was a somewhat tedious process that also resulted in all my filters going away..

I had the same problem. Nothing I did would make it recognize the folders created under /inbox. I finally created duplicate folders (slightly different name) and copied the content from the old folder to the new one using AOL's website email tool. I could then subscribe to the new folders with Thunderbird and see the content, and delete the old ones using the AOL tool. This was a somewhat tedious process that also resulted in all my filters going away..